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Amy Rassen CV
Amy Rassen, LCSW is an established sector leader with extensive experience developing and managing highly successful organizations.She is known as a pioneer in the field of family support and nonprofit management and is one of a handful of leaders who have shaped the family support movement in the U.S.
She has built national and statewide organizations; designed innovative, replicable, financially sustainable programs; created consumer driven service delivery models, developed operations and accountability systems, implemented major service and research projects; raised millions of dollars annually; and developed and implemented outcomes-based quality assurance programs.
She has been instrumental in revamping national and state systems and enabling nonprofits to implement strategies for organizational sustainability.
As a VISTA volunteer in Los Angeles and then as a child welfare worker in the St. Louis Missouri Division of Welfare, Amy developed what would become a lifelong commitment to social justice.
She joined Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS) in 1978, where she founded and operated Parents Place, one of the first comprehensive family resource center for parents and children in the country.In 1985, Amy became the Associate Executive Director of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, a position that she held until November 2006.
In this position, she oversaw multiple aspects of institutional advancement including program development and design, implementation of major service and research projects, fiscal planning and management, evaluation, internal operations, and quality control and improvement.
She ensured organizational sustainability by creating multiple revenue steams, including social enterprises, fee-based programs, contracts and grants.
In 2006 she launched her own consulting business, Rassen and Associates, to enhance the capacity of nonprofit organizations to meet the demands of today and to prepare for tomorrow.
Local philanthropists recruited her to start-up a national organization, the American Asthma Foundation dedicated to helping the 23 million Americans who suffer from asthma.
As Executive Director, she worked closely with the founders to plan the direction of the foundation and engaged major donors to support the foundation's goals.
Amy was subsequently recruited by the California Health Care Prison Receivership (CHCPR) for her expertise in long-term care and organizational management to help revamp the health care system that served (at that time) 175,000 inmates of California's 33 adult prisons.Upon completion of her work with CHCPR, Amy turned her attention toward helping nonprofit agencies throughout the Bay Area in need of capacity building, turn-around or transition services.
Such clients include the National Council of Jewish Women San Francisco Section, the SAGE Project, Inc., MISSSEY, Attendance Works and Homebridge.
For the past 40 years, Amy has pursued her vision of social justice by improving the lives of countless men, women and children.
Her work has been recognized by foundation officers, state and county leaders and professional societies, and the many organizations she has helped thrive.
Amy currently she sits on boards of directors, such as the Northern California Community Loan Fund, Sour Flour and Impact100 Sonoma and advisory committees of Homebridge and the National Council of Jewish Women, SF Section.
Amy has been recognized with many awards and citations for her many roles:
For the past 40 years, AMY RASSEN has provided leadership and vision to a number of the most innovative nonprofit organizations committed to improving the lives of men, women and children.
She founded Rassen and Associates in 2006 to help both large and small nonprofits pursue their missions using cutting-edge, sustainable practices and a governance structure that reflects their vision.Amy has served as Interim Executive Director for a number of faltering organizations to prepare them for new leadership, started a national foundation, supported in revamping the healthcare system for prisoners in the state of California, and developed pioneering programs that have been replicated around the country.She is also a licensed clinical social worker.
"Combining a deep commitment to changing outcomes for children and families with an extensive understanding of how to create a strong, financially sustainable organization, Amy Rassen has been an invaluable advisor and strategic planning consultant to Attendance Works.
Testimony to US Civil Rights Commission Commercially Sexually Exploited Minors: Testimony by Amy Rassen to the US Commission on Civil Rights ?(April 13, 2012)."Serving Special Populations: A Study of Former Foster Youth at California Community Colleges" in the Journal of Applied Research in the Community College (2010).
Early Intervention for Seniors RWJ Funded Study Chad Boult, MD, Joshua Rassen, MD, Amy Rassen, LCSW, et al: The Effect of Case Management on the Costs of Health Care for Enrollees in Medicare HMOs.
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